Before I get to my SSMR of Prometheus, I just want to update you on my previous post about Prometheus...build up. Based on the title of this post, I didn't end up doing, what I set out to do - watch every single "frame" of extras and all the movie versions enclosed in the Alien Anthology Blu-ray collection, before seeing Prometheus. I have failed my loyal follower, er...I mean followers. I made plans with a friend to see it on the Father's Day weekend, but I received a call from him on Saturday saying he could see it that day! Naturally, I was excited - I didn't have to wait another week! However, this would mess up my journey to watch all things Alien before seeing the film. I doesn't matter though, I was having a tough time trying to watch the discs between family life, work and sleeping. I barely put a dent in the extras - I never made it half way through one section of the
Alien Anthology [Blu-ray]
Maybe for my next Blu-ray journey, I will watch all the movies and extras of the Die Hard series before A Good Day to Die Hard is released next Valentine's Day.
On to my review of Prometheus...
There was lots of hype leading up to this movie. Ridley Scott was returning to the movie that made him famous - Alien. Was this a prequel? Was it a one-off sci-fi film that had elements of Alien in it? Would we see the origin of the Alien species? The answer to all these questions, is revealed in this movie. I don't understand why critics came out complaining that they have more questions now, then when they went into it. A good movie will make you question things. It will make you think. No movie has a definite end - just an end to a chapter in a characters life. Like the previous Alien features, this movie stands out on its own and should be viewed this way.
The two main things that really stand out in this film are the acting and the cinematography. The acting is strong: Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Idris Alba and Michaal Fassbender are terrific. However, the real star of the movie is the visuals! This movie is eyegasmic! We saw the film in 3D IMAX. I suggest you see Prometheus in IMAX, but 3D is not totally necessary. Overall, this was an excellent movie and I highly recommend it.